Melissa's sense of adventure has always been one of my favorite qualities of her's. (Really, who moves to Africa in their 20's to run a medical clinic?!) Whether the adventure is seeing a new place on the other side of the globe or loading the car with the dog & kids for a trip to the cabin, she knows how to make good memories! If I had to describe her in one word, it'd be "caregiver." When she's at work as a nurse practitioner, she's comforting patients and their families during the hardest times of their lives. At home she's making muffins for the kids for the third time this week or reading the kids their favorite book yet again. I'm most thankful for her strong faith that she leans on when times get tough. She learned it from her parents and it's such a blessing watching her pass that down to our kids too!